How Citizens United backfired on the GOP

A reminder to interest groups on both sides: Be careful what you wish for

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It's no secret that the corporate class is being eclipsed by Tea Party libertarians and is increasingly unable to exert influence on the Republican Party, despite the generous donations the top 1 percent has long showered on Republicans.

But isn't the Republican Party in the business of serving Big Business? And didn't the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United open the floodgates of corporate campaign cash? How is all that corporate campaign cash failing to buy Big Business sway over the GOP?

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